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PROJECT: EMPLOYMENT SCAMS TO LAUNDER MONEY

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There has been an increase in the number of instances where employment is being used as a means for carrying out money laundering activities. In these instances, the scammers do not ask for payments from their victims but they use their victim's bank accounts to launder their ill-gotten gains from other scams.


Scammers are realising that they cannot open bank accounts as easily as before and have, therefore, been enterprising enough to convince unsuspecting victims to do this for them.

 

MODUS OPERANDI:

Victims are contacted and told that they will be remunerated for their "work".

Although they are not losing their own money, victims are complicit in an intricate web of money laundering and, therefore, complicit in a crime punishable by law.

These money mules are told to eWallet or buy cryptocurrency with the money and then pay it back to the employers.

In this manner, without realising the impact of their actions and believing that they are only earning a legitimate commission, victims launder money and are complicit in a crime.


EXAMPLES:


Advance-fee scam:

  • This scam is when someone claims to provide a service or product but expects you to pay a fee upfront.

  • You should always be cautious about this and do thorough research on trusted review platforms like Hellopeter before making any financial commitments prior to receiving a product or service.


Job Scam:

  • Unfortunately, owing to high unemployment rates, numerous job scams are prevalent in our country.

  • Usually, scamsters will post a "too-good-to-betrue" opportunity on job portals.

  • Then, when applicants respond, the scammers ask them to meet up and then proceed to rob them.

  • Alternatively, they ask for an application/processing fee or request personal documents like your ID to steal your identity.


Debt collection scam:

  • The scammer tries to get access to your financial records.

  • Be cautious when someone contacts you claiming to be a court or business representative and demanding payment for an outstanding debt or if someone claims to be a debt review service agency.


Lost phone scam:

  • Scammers SMS you asking to click on a link to find your stolen or lost phone even though you have your phone with you.

  • When you click on it, they gain access to valuable personal information.

 

If you encounter a potential employment scam, it's crucial to report it to relevant authorities and warn others.


Additionally, trust your instincts - if something feels off or too good to be true, take the time to investigate further before providing any personal information or making payments.


 

Read our previous warning for more employment scams by viewing our Facebook age or website

 
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